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Scuttle Leftovers, April 14

April 14, 2012 - Burt Angeli
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Fascinating “Court of Champions” television special on creating the floor for the NCAA Final Four. CBS Sports Network feature showed how the process starts at Menominee Tribal Enterprises in Neopit, Wis., and moves from there to Connor Sports Flooring in Amasa, Spalding (baskets) in Jefferson, Iowa, and The Ohio Floor Company (detailing) in Apple Creek, Ohio. The court, going for more than $100,000, can be purchased by the championship team. Michigan State took advantage of that deal in 2000 ...

Looks good for our Big Ten Conference basketball favorites next season. CBSSports.com early poll projects Michigan fifth, Michigan State eighth and Wisconsin 14th ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: “Jamie Moyer, 49, was named to the Colorado Rockies starting rotation. He'll try to overcome that AARP magazine cover jinx.” ...

Baseball Bits ... Average salary, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, climbed 4 percent to $3.45 million. By next season, 19 players will earn at least $20 million per season. The Yankees (who else?) show the highest payroll (197.9 million) for the 14th straight season ... Detroit Tigers 2012 pocket schedule, available at the Iron Mountain Welcome Center and The Daily News, lists the radio affiliates but forgot Iron Mountain’s WMIQ ... Johnny Damon, Magglio Ordonez, Pudge Rodriguez and Derrek Lee are among top free agents available ... Go to retrosheet.com and one can find the box scores of past baseball games. I’m figuring my first Major League game was July 13, 1969, when the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Pilots 5-2 at Metropolitan Stadium. I was in awe of the surroundings from the first pitch to the last ...

When it comes to Iron Mountain High School wrestling, Gauthier brothers have surpassed the Mariucci's and Formolo's for most U.P. wrestling titles. Ryan (four), Jared, Josh and Dalton Gauthier own eight U.P. crowns. Mariucci and Formolo brothers each wrestled to six … 

Forest Park grad Jerry Shoup turned in another great season coaching Prentice (Wis.) High School boys basketball. The Buccaneers, who suffered their second loss of the season in the sectionals, earned a Division 5 No. 1 state ranking in one poll. Shoup was named Marawood-North Coach of the Year for a third time. Jerry’s son Teague, a 6-foot-3 junior, is one of the Prentice standouts. He’s also a record-setting Prentice-Rib Lake co-op quarterback who wasn’t sacked once in 10 football games this past year ..

Iron Mountain’s Tommy Izzo received high praise from Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports college basketball analyst Seth Davis. Davis, during a Fox Sports Radio program, called the Michigan State coach one of the most “likeable and classy” in all of sports. Davis didn’t stop there, adding that Izzo’s values stem from his days growing up in the small Upper Michigan community of Iron Mountain ...

 
 
 

 

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